Saanich police officers used a K9 unit to trace a break-and-enter suspect from the scene of the crime to a nearby garage early Friday morning.
Just before 2:30 a.m, police responded to an intrusion alarm at a commercial business located in the 3200-block of Oak St. in Saanich.
Officers arrived within minutes and found that the front glass door to the business had been broken, and that entry to the business would have been possible.
Zeke, a Saanich Police dog, along with his handler, Const. Zielinski, traced a scent and found a man hiding within a large gargen area in the same block.
A 49-year-old Victoria resident was taken into custody without incident and about $800 in merchandise, which consisted mostly of clothing, was recovered.
The suspect, who is known to police, was held in custody. A telebail process is expected to take place later today, said Saanich Police Sgt. Steve Eassie.